The 58 days has seen the former Arsenal and Manchester City defender fail to win any of his nine matches in charge.
The Nigeria international is currently the top scorer in Serie A after racking up 12 goals in 14 league appearances this season, including a brace in Friday’s memorable 5-1 victory over Juventus.
The striker has been in red-hot form this season, scoring 13 goals in 17 appearances in all competitions for the Partenopei – who lead the way in Serie A and topped their Champions League group.
The 21-year-old has spent the first half of the campaign on loan at League Two side Crewe Alexandra, making 26 appearances for the club and keeping 10 clean sheets.
Nketiah scored twice in six second-half minutes after Mohamed Elneny’s opener to secure the Gunners’ progression.
Mahrez got on the end of a perfectly placed cross from fellow substitute Jack Grealish in the 63rd minute for the 1-0 win.
The visitors were cruising at 3-0 thanks goals by Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and Eddie Nketiah before Kaoru Mitoma pulled one back
Earlier in the Boxing Day programme Newcastle United stormed into second place by outclassing Leicester City 3-0 away
Mikel Arteta’s men, who beat Lyon 3-0 on the opening matchday, struck twice in the first half through Martin Odegaard and Reiss Nelson before Fikayo Tomori pulled one back for Milan 12 minutes from time.
The 25-year-old starred for his Italian club during the 2021-22 campaign, scoring 27 goals and registering six assists.
Saka, who is with the England squad at the World Cup in Qatar, has Nigerian roots and says he wants to have a positive impact in a country he feels “very connected to”.
Chukwueze plays his football for Villarreal in La Liga and he is one of the highly-rated wide players in La Liga. The 23-year-old is very talented and has a huge future in the game if he continues to play similarly.
Both sides enter the game on the back of continental successes, as the Blues got the better of Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 in the Champions League, while the Gunners advanced to the last 16 of the Europa League.
Kieran Tierney’s sumptuous half-volley on the 17-minute mark was all that separated the two sides in North London.
Manchester United will be heading to Spain for their final showdown of the group stage to face Real Sociedad
Iwobi discusses his relationship with his inspirational uncle, former Premier League star Jay-Jay Okocha, and why he believes he is playing the best football of his career at Everton.
The 21-year-old has spent the season on loan with Reims and has been an absolute revelation for the French side
The 21-year-old, who is currently on loan at Chesterfield, is set to be involved for Nigeria U23s against Tanzania.
After struggling to make their dominance count for much of the encounter, midfielder Granit Xhaka smashed a first-time shot home in the 71st minute to make it four wins from four games for Mikel Arteta’s side.
The 21-year-old is yet to pen an extension on the four-year deal he signed back in 2020, and speculation over his long-term future is starting to arise.